Ukrainian Canadian Congress | 26Nov2009 | Darla Penner
Holodomor Bill Introduced in
On the 76th anniversary
of the famine genocide in Ukraine 1932-33
November 26, 2009 --
Victoria, British Columbia -- Yesterday a private member's
bill was introduced in the province of British Columbia recognizing the
Holodomor as an act of genocide.
New Democrat MLA for Surrey-Whalley, Bruce Ralston, introduced
legislation recognizing "Holodomor" as the "famine and genocide that
killed millions of Ukrainians during the period of forced
collectivization in the Soviet Union." The legislation
proposes that the fourth Saturday in November every year be
commemorated as Holodomor Memorial Day in B.C. and recognizes the
survivors of Holodomor who moved to British Columbia and made a
positive contribution to the province.
Shown below are 14 representatives of the province's Ukrainian
community who were present at the reading in support of Mr. Ralston and
his efforts in promoting Holodomor recognition and awareness.
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The provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario have
enacted legislation recognizing the Holodomor and honouring the
survivors of this crime against humanity.
National Holodomor Awareness Week continues through November
29. For a list of commemorative events in your community
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